snorfonius's picture

Bug at Sicily, Italy

Observed: 22nd August 2012 By: snorfonius
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Description:

Found at our apartments' wall during nighttime, size close to 5 cm (see finger for size comparison). Able to fly, not very shy at all.
I'd appreciate any hints concerning it's identification. :)

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

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Comments

Limnoporus's picture

Cockroach of some type

I am sure this is a cockroach. Its not a full adult and there are no wings so whatever you saw flying it wasn't this individual. As to what type of cockroach it is I cannot say, but it doesn't look like any native or commonly introduced European species. It appears to be one of the burrowing cockroaches. These are sold as pets so I wonder if this is an escaped pet?